LG’s G series is among the most established line of flagships in mobile, and today we’re getting an early peek at the next iteration.
The LG G8 ThinQ has been revealed in a set of official-looking renders shared by Evan Blass. The device doesn’t look too far off from the LG G7 ThinQ, packing a notch, dual rear camera setup, and rear fingerprint reader like the G7. One small change is that the dual rear cameras on the G8 are laid out horizontally, whereas they’re positioned vertically on the G7.
These leaked renders also show that the LG G8 ThinQ will have a USB-C port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The dedicated Google Assistant button that was on the side of the LG G7 ThinQ appears to be making a return on the G8, too, along with the typical volume and power/lock keys.
While LG hasn’t officially announced the G8 ThinQ yet, it did recently confirm the device’s existence when it revealed a feature of the G8. LG is including Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology to give the LG G8 ThinQ’s front camera a boost. This ToF tech delivers more accurate measurements of an objects distance from the camera, LG says, which could help it to offer better facial recognition and also be ideal for augmented reality and virtual reality applications.
There’s no word yet on when LG might fully announce the G8 ThinQ, but Mobile World Congress is taking place later this month, and that could be an opportunity for LG to fully reveal its next flagship.
LG G8 ThinQ pic.twitter.com/ytPzOP3Rlo
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 12, 2019